Isaac Foote Dortch

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Isaac Foote Dortch
Born December 12, 1883
Gadsden, Alabama
Died June 4, 1932(1932-06-04) (aged 48)
San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Captain
Commands held USS Warrington
USS Wadsworth
USS Talbot
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Navy Cross

Isaac Foote Dortch (December 12, 1883 – June 4, 1932) was a captain in the United States Navy who was awarded the Navy Cross for actions during World War I.

Biography[edit]

Born in Gadsden, Alabama, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1905. He commanded USS Warrington (DD-30) in 1915, and during World War I, commanded USS Wadsworth (DD-60) and fitted out and commissioned USS Talbot (DD-114).

For his distinguished service while commanding Wadsworth and Talbot, he was awarded the Navy Cross. Captain Dortch served as naval attaché in Argentina and Chile during 1922-25 and died while on active duty 4 June 1932 at San Francisco, California.

Namesake[edit]

The destroyer USS Dortch (DD-670) was named in his honor.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • "USS Dortch". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy.